Specialized Tarmac 2015

Specialized S-Works Tarmac 2015 Dura Ace Di2 Disc

Tarmac is the top-of-the-line model of Specialized’s road bike series. It is developed in a partnership with the British Formula One constructor McLaren.

Most recently, team Saxo Tinkoff’s Spanish rider Alberto Contador won the Vuelta a España 2014 using a Specialized S-Works Tarmac bike.

The motto of the Specialized Tarmac is “Rider-First Engineered™”. Specialized explains that “it is a totally new way to approach bicycle development that grew out of our partnership with the leaders in Formula 1 development, McLaren. Rider-First Engineered™ begins and ends with the Rider; each of the seven frame sizes was developed independently, based exclusively on the real-world stresses introduced by the corresponding rider.”
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Specialized celebrates 40th anniversary with a lugged-steel limited edition Allez frame

Specialized Allez 40th Anniversary Limited Edition

In celebration of 40th anniversary, the California based bicycle manufacturer Specialized has produced a lugged steel Allez frame, in collaboration with Mark DiNucci, one of their original frame builders.

There will be only 74 pieces of the Limited Edition Specialized Allez (the company was founded in 1974), and they will be auctioned on eBay on September 8th for supporting World Bicycle Relief.
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Specialized Tarmac 2014

Specialized S-Works Tarmac 2014 Dura-Ace

Tarmac is the admiral ship of Specialized’s road bike models. According to Specialized, its stiffness-to-weight ratio is increased by 19% over the previous Tour de France winning version (refers to Andy Schleck’s 2010 Tour de France win. The original winner was Alberto Contador, he was also riding a Specialized Tarmac, but he lost his victory to Schleck due to doping).

As always, there are plenty of build options of each Specialized model.
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